WashU MSTP is pleased to offer opportunities for first and second-year undergraduates to experience the outstanding cutting-edge research at Washington University and the wonderful city of St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Our program aims to increase and support the diversity of the physician-scientist workforce by providing – (1) exposure to physician-scientist career paths, (2) insight into the MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) application process, and (3) access to ongoing mentorship to students who identify as historically underrepresented in medicine, come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or have limited research opportunities at their home institution.
We are driven to meet the world’s challenges.
Washington University is a place where you can push the boundaries of what it means to learn. We are enriched by wide-ranging exploration and inspired by big ideas as we create new knowledge for an ever-changing world.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Although humans share 99.9% of their genome, the visible trait of skin color has driven oppression for centuries, which manifests today in disparities of pay, wealth, housing, education, incarceration, and health. Structural racism and implicit bias remains deeply rooted in our country, affecting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Medical institutions have not been immune to these problems. Though uncomfortable, we admit our own program still faces these challenges, often in ways that we have not realized, indicating that our prior efforts to address these issues were insufficient. For these reasons, we hereby pledge to re-dedicate our efforts and institute plans to achieve our overall goal of diagnosing and eliminating inequities affecting all BIPOC, in our program and medical scientist community.
-Dr. Wayne Yokoyama, M.D, MSTP Program Director